Private jet firm Elit’Avia increases Aura Aero order to 28 ERA hybrid planes

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Private jet firm Elit’Avia has increased its order for Aura Aero ERA hybrid planes from 20 to 28 at the Paris Air Show.  

The two companies announced that Malta-based Elit’Avia has signed a new Letter of Intent for the electric thrust aircraft that is positioned as either a regional plane or a private jet.  

Elit’Avia is a provider of private aviation solutions which includes aircraft management, charter, sales and acquisitions, and technical services.  

The hybrid aircraft named ERA is described as a “brand new eco-responsible aircraft” capable of carrying 19 passengers or 1.9 tons of freight.  

ERA, which is being developed in France, can also be configured as a business jet for eight or nine passengers and reach distances of 1,600 kilometers.  

“Elit’Avia has a strong commitment to sustainability and this additional order further enhances our ongoing initiatives that minimize the impact we have on the environment, such as our Green Jet Card that offers carbon neutrality for Elit’Avia charter flights, and the partnership we have with Azzera for our greenhouse gas accounting and carbon offsetting,” Michel Coulomb, CEO and accountable manager at Elit’Avia International, said. 

He added: “Additionally, and to further support our growth as evidenced by our recent expansion into the US market with Elit’Avia Americas, we are very proud to be part of the solution to a more sustainable approach within private aviation through our partnership with Aura Aero.”  

ERA, whose first entries into commercial service are planned before 2030, already boasts an order book of more than 300 aircraft under Letters of Intent after Aura Aero was founded in 2018. 

“We are very proud to have been chosen by Elit’Avia to decarbonize their operations and bring a sustainable solution to executive transportation. At Aura Aero, we are convinced that electric is the future of regional aviation, and we are just at the beginning of this revolution,” Jérémy Caussade, president and co-founder of Aura Aero, said. 

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